Indiana Upgrading Alcohol Monitoring Devices Used to Monitor Repeat Alcohol-Offenders

Bartholomew County Commissioners have approved the purchase of 20 alcohol monitoring devices that work with cellular transmissions.  The Indiana County had been utilizing devices that worked solely with landline connections.  New advances in technology enable the devices to connect through multiple options including Wi-Fi, landline and Ethernet connections.  The older devices which could only connect through a landline eliminated a large portion of potential users that did not have a landline.  Telephone providers such as AT&T and Comcast have stated that analog phone systems will be a thing of the past.

The purchase of the alcohol-monitoring devices includes 5 that are equipped with optional GPS location monitoring technology.  Devices such as SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring and GPS location monitoring allow efficient supervision at a low-cost to the participants.  The devices are being purchased with state grant money and will help to bring Bartholomew County onboard with the latest advances in alcohol monitoring technology.

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring devices ensure complete sobriety for participants.  With a 99.3% compliance rate, SCRAM is one of the most effective tools on the market.  Courts and jurisdictions across the country are adding the devices to their efforts to reduce drunk driving and DUI recidivism.